Thursday, June 01, 2006
Everything's Coming Up Josey
Susan May Warren is great at plotting. She tries her hand at chick lit and comes out looking like a pro. But that's what she is. A pro, I mean. Anyway, check out my review of her great new book.
If you like chick lit, you will love Susan’s latest book. I was laughing out loud at Josey’s misadventures as a first-year missionary. In fact, I think the chick lit format is appropriate for the subject matter, since, by it’s very nature, a missionary’s first year in a foreign country is such that if you don’t laugh at it, you just might spend the year crying. Believe me, I know. I spent a year in Ukraine.
Josey is a 24-year-old ready to jump at the chance to escape her life. Her sister/best friend just married Josey’s ex-boyfriend, Josey has a dead-end, non-glamorous job at the local newspaper, and her best bud from grade school, middle and high school has a fiancé that looks like she spends five days a week in the gym. Yes, Josey needs a change—a big one.
But everyone is shocked when she announces she’s going to Moscow to teach English. Even Josey can hardly believe it, but she discovers a lot about herself—and God—before she even leaves the States. Her complicated, three-ring circus of a love life, and her animal-print, tight mini-skirted roommate all lead her to her knees praying for God’s direction.
This is a must read for chick lit lovers. Don’t miss it! I highly recommend it, especially if you ever wondered what it’s like to be a missionary.